About Hines & Gilsenan LLC

Hines & Gilsenan LLC is an innovative maritime, trade and civil litigation practice. The firm was first established as Hines Law LLC by Julius "Sam" Hines. In 2021, Hines was joined by his former colleague, Ryan Gilsenan. Hines & Gilsenan LLC remains committed to the use of technology and other innovations to deliver high-quality legal services at reasonable cost. We represent a move away from "big law" which has largely failed to turn technological innovations in legal practice (electronic court filing and online research resources) into client savings.

Much of the firm's practice remains concentrated on the maritime industry in the Port of Charleston and other ports in the Southeastern United States. We represent a variety of interests, including shipowners and their underwriters, towing companies, logistics-related entities such as ocean transport intermediaries, container yard and warehouse operators. The firm also maintains a robust practice in construction law defect, premises liability, and general commercial litigation.